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Using Social Media as Your Portfolio

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Do you know absolutely nothing about social media? Want to ensure that you are on the right track to proper social media management? If you answered yes to either or both questions above, have no worries! Keep on reading to learn how to use social media to your advantage. 

By: Sarah Saghah 7982 reads | 0 comments
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How to Build a LinkedIn Profile in 2 Hours

Resumes

Why should you bother spending 2 hours to make a LinkedIn profile? In this blog, Joanne talks about about her experience using LinkedIn and Lynda.com to build her online presence. 

By: Joanne J Lui 6575 reads | 0 comments
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Reasons to Apply to Companies You Have Never Heard Of

Periphery Digital

The job application process can be overwhelming, especially you are sifting through an extensive list of companies that you may have never heard of. Amy explains why you should take a chance with a smaller organization and the rewarding experiences that may come with it.

By: Amy Han 3385 reads | 0 comments
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A Beginner's Guide to Hootsuite

Co-operative Education

Hootsuite is a great tool for managing social media platforms and can be incredibly helpful on the job! Cheryl shares a few tips on using the program for Hootsuite beginners.

By: Cheryl Chang 13445 reads | 0 comments
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How to Succeed as a Social Media Coordinator

Co-op

Imagine you get paid to create multiple *twooshes* a day, curate funny gifs, browse Instagram, post awesome pictures and share on Facebook. Yes, being a Social Media Coordinator is very fun, but one must not neglect these four important points to be one.

By: Jessica Christina Hardi 13377 reads | 0 comments
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5 LinkedIn Tips to Make Your Profile Pop!

Communication, Art and Technology

In the digital age, you never know who’s looking and what opportunities can arise. When you’re putting together your online presence, you want to go beyond cutting and pasting your resume, and get your LinkedIn profile in tip-top shape! Kass shares 5 tips to make your profile POP!

By: Kassandra Mihaly 19071 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Moves You Need to Make Before You Graduate

Communication

You can’t cross the stage in four years and expect to receive a degree in one hand and a career in the other; succeeding in in the real world is going to take a heck of a lot more than that. Here are 5 essential moves to make before you graduate. 

 
By: Kelly Furey 6999 reads | 0 comments
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Burrard Arts Foundation Internship

School for Contemporary Arts

The organization that I was fortunate enough to work with this summer was Burrard Arts Foundation.

By: Alexandra Best 4387 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer Spotlight: Alex Yoo

Computing Science

Alex Yoo is a volunteer for the SFU OLC through the SFU Student Ambassador Program.  He shares what he has learned from volunteering as a Social Media Content Curator. 

By: Alex Yoo 3763 reads | 0 comments
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How Social Media Affects Your Chance of Getting Hired

Career Peer

Have you ever wondered whether future or current employers actually check your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram before or after the interview? You might say that you’re safe; having already privatized all your accounts, but well the truth is... 

By: Stella Liang 40795 reads | 0 comments
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Artist, Activist, and Public Relations Strategist: Meet Miks C-Kellman

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Miks C-Kellman is an artist, filmmaker, director, and social campaign initiator. He is also a communications and public relations (PR) specialist. Under the sub-continental sun, I had the opportunity to ask Miks about his life as an inspiring and successful communicator.

By: Dara Hill 10593 reads | 0 comments
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Best Practices for Company Research

Research

Job searching? Starting out in an industry? Switching careers? Exploring your options? There are many reasons we need to do company and industry research in our professional lives. You may need these skills when exploring new industries or fields, creating a job application or preparing for an interview.

By: Heather Keeping 4285 reads | 0 comments
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Top 10 LinkedIn Tips for Your Job Search

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Most co-op students and other job seekers know – or learn quickly – that sitting at a computer is not the most effective route to land you your dream job. But social media is a huge part of our everyday lives! Are you making the most of it – with the right tools – to elevate your job search?

By: Heather Keeping 8786 reads | 0 comments
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How to Research a Company: What to Look For

Research

Have an interview coming up? Remember to research the company first. Co-op student Katya delivers key tips on how to sharpen your focus and know exactly where to look for the information you need.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 11903 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Club of the Week: The Social Media Network (SFUSMN)

SFU Club of the Week

This week, Emily features The Social Media Network as the SFU Club of the Week. Read about how their activities aim to increase students' professional social media prowess!

By: Emily Co 6746 reads | 0 comments
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Be Social! 5 Tips on using Social Media for Business

Social Media

Will your workplace require you to tweet? Ashley explains how to run social media accounts for a business.

By: Ashley Gregerson 7716 reads | 0 comments
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Top 4 Tips to Create a Strong Presence Online

Work Search

Wondering what alternative ways are out there to create a personal brand for yourself or to find a job? Developing a strong presence online can help you to achieve these goals! Read on to discover the top tips to help you create a strong presence online. 

By: Nicole Strutt 12766 reads | 0 comments
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Five Key Advantages of Working in the Non-Profit Sector

Professional Development

Working in the non-profit sector may be associated with myths such as there's no room for upward movement, limited responsibilities, and that there are not many opportunities available. However, there are a significant number of advantages related to working in non-profit organizations.

By: Abbas Virji 6818 reads | 0 comments
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Looking Your Best on LinkedIn

Professional Development

What makes a great LinkedIn profile photo? We use examples from student photos taken during the BIG Fair to illustrate tips on how to look your best in your LinkedIn profile.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 22446 reads | 0 comments
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Future Careers

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While current career options at present may not always look great, there’s a lot to look forward to in the future. New fields are being developed almost every month, and new opportunities in a range of disciplines seem to be popping up fairly frequently – so what does the future hold?

By: Abbas Virji 6012 reads | 0 comments